Murder inquiry after Pontefract death

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a man in Pontefract last night.

Police were called to Beastfair after reports that a 71-year-old local man had been assaulted at 11.40pm last night.

He was taken to Pontefract Hospital where he died from his injuries.

A 39-year-old Pontefract man has been arrested in connection with the assault and is in custody pending further inquiries.

Det Supt David Pervin, of the homicide and major inquiry team, said: “Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Wood Street help desk on 01924 293258.”